Soviet-era sanatoriums in Jūrmala, Latvia

Soviet-era sanatoriums in Jūrmala, Latvia

Approximately 25km west of the Latvian capital, Riga, Jūrmala is a sprawling resort town that stretches along the Baltic Sea for about 30km. The beach is wide, sandy and backed by grassy dunes and a dense pine forest. It’s a lovely spot, especially outside of the...
Off-the-beaten-track Latvia: Zeltini Missile Base

Off-the-beaten-track Latvia: Zeltini Missile Base

Zeltini (also spelt Zeltiņi or Zelteni) Missile Base sits deep in the forest of northeastern Latvia, close to the borders with Russia and Estonia. In fact, as is the norm with these former Soviet military bases, it’s in the middle of absolutely nowhere: the nearest...
How to spend a few days in Riga

How to spend a few days in Riga

How to spend a few days in Riga, Latvia Riga is a great city. I mentioned in a previous blog that we enjoyed our time in Vilnius but Riga was our overall most-liked city in the Baltic States. I still stand by this assertion. Architecturally, the Old Town and the Quiet...

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